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Brexit pushes Britain to brink as government fights for survival

The British Parliament emphatically rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal. With the UK due to leave the EU in 10 weeks, there is growing alarm that the impasse will not end in time to avoid the potential economic disaster that would be a no-deal exit.

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The UK stands at its most dangerous crossroads in decades after Parliament emphatically rejected Theresa May's Brexit deal and left her facing an uncomfortable vote to oust her government.

The humiliating defeat on Tuesday evening, the biggest for any government in modern history, leaves May's divorce agreement with the European Union all but dead and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn trying to force a general election. While May believes she will survive Wednesday's no-confidence vote, it is unclear how long she – or her Brexit strategy – will last.

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